Join Us for Worship in the Parking Lot
If this first parking lot service goes well, we hope to do it every Sunday at 8:30 AM until we are able to meet back in our building. However, we will also continue to broadcast our online service at 8:00 & 10:30 on Sunday mornings for those who continue participating online.
While we believe the risk of contracting COVID-19 is significantly diminished while outside, we want to be very clear that there is always a risk of contracting COVID-19 anytime you interact with others. We are thankful there has been some decline in new COVID-19 numbers in our area, but many continue to catch the virus experiencing very serious complications. Our shepherds continue to be very concerned for the health of our members and our community. For that reason, we strongly encourage anyone who is in a high risk category because of age or underlying health issues to continue participating in our online service.
If you’ve had any symptoms of illness or fatigue in the last 14 days please do not attend this gathering. Because of the ongoing chance of spreading the virus and for consideration of others, masks are required before and after the service. During the service, masks are only required while singing. We also ask that everyone practice safe social distancing and refrain from any physical contact with people outside of their household. Adherence to these guidelines will determine our ability to continue this service. You can bring your own communion supplies, but we will also have prepackaged communion sets available.
Location and Seating
We will gather in the modular building parking lot, on the south side of the campus. Everyone will need to bring their own lawn chairs, folding chairs, or something to sit on in the parking lot. Your household should set up at least six feet from all other households. We will have a stage and a speaker system so that we can try to make sure everyone can see and hear, regardless of their location in the parking lot. You can park anywhere other than the Modular Building Parking lot, including along the side street leading to Wyatt elementary school next door. Remember, this service will begin at 8:30 AM, so please arrive early enough to be set up in your seating area when we begin.
Restrooms and Building Access
The modular building will remain unlocked during the service for restroom availability. However, because we are trying to mitigate the risk of infection as much as possible, we ask that restrooms only be used if necessary. Access to all other areas of the main building and the modular building will be restricted. Water bottles will be available on tables in our seating area.
If it rains on Sunday morning, we will be forced to postpone our first parking lot service until next week. In such a case, we will try to send out a text to the entire congregation to let you know.
Questions? Please call (972) 712-2727 or email [email protected].